How much $$ for turning my front rotors ??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by THEoneandonlyLawnRanger, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    My front rotors on my truck are pretty glazed over, im pretty sure of this by the look of them and also by my brakes sucking! So does anyone know about how much i should plan on spending to have someone turn my front rotors for me ?? thanks
  2. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    If you take them off and bring them in, it shouldn't be more that $10-$15 maybe $20 per rotor.
  3. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    The Napa store here charges 8.00 each.
  4. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Just buy new rotors they are cheap. If you have them turned then there will be less room for the heat to dissipate and you will end up warping them. I got rotos for my truck for about 30.00 a piece
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    if you're rotors are just glazed, hit them with some 80 grit and a hand sander and scuff the surface back up and get on down the road.
  6. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    new are about $25/$30 for my 2002 dodge ram, and NAPA turns most rotors for $12each here. (ATL)
  7. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    Just an FYI,

    Most mechanics will turn new rotors to rough the surface a little. Helps with new brake installs.

    I have lots of mechanic friends. They all do this.

    So, have them do a light job at the auto parts store and you'll be ahead of the new rotor crowd. If they are warped already. Get new ones and have them turned. It's only about $20 more and helps with braking.
  8. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    Don't turn new rotors. go get a set of new rotors and GOOD quality brake pads. the pads will cost you more than the rotors but are worth every penny. Now the key is to properly brake them in. go for a test drive and make several HARD stops. If you just do a lot of light braking that's how the rotors get glazed.
  9. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    Another FYI,

    When you get new rotors they have a coating on them you have to get off. It isn't oil either.

    This is another reason to turn them lightly.

    For new rotors it's basicly putting them on the lathe/turning machine. And slapping a piece of sand paper against them to clean the preservative off the surface and rough them up. Don't do this and your new pads get a nice coating of preservative into the pad surface. Guess what, you've just glazed your pads...

    Breaking them in is just like previous poster state. Some Heavy braking right off the bat.
  10. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    I may be wrong but I'm 99% sure the rotors you buy at Auto zone, CAP ect don't have that glaze. turning rotors is a thing of the past.

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